Carbon tetrachloride is produced by the high temperature chlorination of propylene or methane. It is used as a feedstock in the production of CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs, as a process agent in the production of chlorine, to extract nitrogen trichloride, and as a solvent to recover chlorine from tail gas. It has been phased out in dispersive uses since 1995 under the Montreal Protocol.
A colorless, nonflammable liquid with a characteristic odor used as a solvent and in the synthesis of fluorocarbons.
CAS Number: 56-23-5. A colorless, nonflammable, toxic liquid that has an odor resembling that of chloroform and is used as a solvent and a refrigerant. Chemical formula = CCl4. Molecular weight = 153.8 g/mol. Learn More...
A nonflammable liquid having the formula CC14, formerly used as a fire extinguisher, and still used as a solvent and cleaning agent. Carbon tetrachloride boils at 77°C.
a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and oils; because of its toxicity its use as a cleaning fluid or fire extinguisher has declined
A chlorocarbon solvent with a high ODP (about 1.1) used primarily as a base material for the production of other chemicals. It is also considered toxic and is a probable human carcinogen (classified as a B2 carcinogen by US EPA). Its use is strictly regulated in most countries.
a hazardous compound used in manufacturing, cleaning and fumigation. The regulatory limit of carbon tetrachloride is 5 parts per billion (ppb). For more info, see carbon tetrachloride page.
A manufactured compound, most often found as a colorless gas. Because of its harmful effect on the ozone layer, the production and use of carbon tetrachloride in industrialized nations was banned in 1996 under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. It is highly persistent and remains at levels of concern in the environment in the United States; it is an important hazardous air pollutant.
A solvent which is considered toxic and can cause cancer in humans. It is used primarily as a feedstock material for the production of other chemicals, including CFCs.
A toxic liquid that is used as a solvent and refrigerant. Exposure can lead to liver problems and an increased risk of cancer.
A chlorocarbon solvent (CCl4) with an ODP of approximately 1.1 that is controlled under the Montreal Protocol. It is considered toxic and a probable human carcinogen as classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Its use is strictly regulated in most countries and it is used primarily as a feedstock material for the production of other chemicals.
A compound consisting of one carbon atom and four chlorine atoms. It is an ozone depleting substance. Carbon tetrachloride was widely used as a raw material in many industrial applications, including the production of chlorofluorocarbons, and as a solvent. Solvent use was ended in the United States when it was discovered to be carcinogenic. See ozone depleting substance.
Compound consisting of one carbon atom ad four chlorine atoms, once widely used as a industrial raw material, as a solvent, and in the production of CFCs. Use as a solvent ended when it was discovered to be carcinogenic.
A clear, heavy organic liquid with a sweet aromatic odor. Used to make chlorofluorocarbon propellants and refrigerants. Exposure to high levels can cause liver, kidney and lung damage. Lifetime exposure can cause cancer and liver damage.
CCl4, a compound consisting of a carbon and 4 chlorines that is active in ozone depletion when the compound is broken down and releases chlorine atoms (radicals). Chlorine reacts with the ozone creating diatomic oxygen and chlorine monoxide which cycles back to chlorine radicals. [Environmental Science and Technology;v28; 1243-1247;1994] [Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association;v41; 1579-1584;1991
liquid used for removing grease and finger prints from negatives.
A significant contributor to the atmospheric chlorine budget, this compound, formula CCl4, has been used in industrial applications as a solvent. Its production is now banned as a result of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
Carbon tetrachloride, also known by other names (see Table) is the chemical compound CCl4. It is widely used in synthetic chemistry and formerly widely used in fire extinguishers and refrigeration, but largely abandoned. At room temperature and pressure, it is a colorless liquid with a "sweet" smell that can be detected at low levels.